Victor Sebestyen

Not So Secret Agent

The Nine Lives of Otto Katz

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Many readers who may not have heard of Otto Katz will have had strong feelings about the fictional character based on him. Millions of women have probably swooned over him; men have envied his courage, his courtliness – and the fact that in the last reel he gets the girl, who happens to be Ingrid Bergman. Katz was the model for the heroic Czech freedom fighter Victor Laszlo in the classic film Casablanca.

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